Finishing Basement - Drywall to Brick

Old 04-28-03, 12:00 AM
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Finishing Basement - Drywall to Brick


In the near future, i will be attempting to finish my basement and my question is this.

I read in another post to "Not" put studs against the brick.

That is what I'm confused on.

These are the steps I thought would happen.

1. Drylock the brick.
2. Attach wood strips to basement wall using concrete screws.
3. Use foam insulation in between strips (Its damn cold down there)
4. Hang the drywall and paint.

Now, I do plan on running some wiring along these outer walls, so what size wood strips should I use, and should they be treated for moisture?
By the way, I can get around running wiring on these walls for the record. It's not top priority.

Thanks and I really appreciate this board...just found it on the net.
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There are really two ways to do the outside walls. The preferred way is to build a 2x4 stud wall about an inch away from the foundation. This gives you a very straight and plumb wall, and allows room for good insulation and electrical boxes.

The other way is as you describe, to attach furring strips directly to the wall. This will not normally produce a very straight or plumb wall, and leaves little room for insulation or electrical. The deeper the furring strips, the more room you have. With thin furring strips, the electrical boxes will likely protrude from the surface of the drywall.

All wood in direct contact with masonry should be pressure treated (or what Doug calls W/T).
Old 04-29-03, 01:37 AM
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Great! Thanks for the advice.

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